The Four Pillars of Honey Bee Management

by Bee Culture Staff

Join Bee Culture Magazine’s Exploration of the Four Pillars of Honey Bee Management in October, 2015 at the Bee Culture Conference Center (on the A.I. Root Co. campus), 640 West Liberty Street, Medina, Ohio.
Follow Randy Oliver’s discussion of every aspect of honey bee nutrition from best diets, how, when and how much to feed, and feeding in preparation for pollination events, wintering, dearth and everything inbetween. Nutrition has become the least understood aspect of producing healthy bees. Fix that here.
Varroa. Listen and learn Varroa biology, but most importantly, Varroa control from Dennis vanEngelsdorp. Get every detail on every Varroa treatment. How, when, why, where. Varroa control chemistry needs to be perfectly understood to avoid, or reduce wax issues, and IPM Varroa controls need to be understood and used as much as, and as effectively as possible. Space is limited. Register early. Watch for details.
Next, listen in as John Miller, Andy Card and Steve Coy who are in the business of serious honey production share their secrets, their skills and even their mistakes so that they consistently make as much honey as their bees can, every year. And now so will you.
Then follow Jim Tew’s arctic, and not-so-arctic adventures in wintering. Everything from as far north as you can get to moving bees south for a kinder, gentler Winter. Refresh your Winter biology, then get better at wrapping, moving, feeding, treating and all you need to know to get bees from Fall to Spring.


8-8:30 a.m. – Registration, Coffee & Pastries
8:30-12:00 p.m. – Randy Oliver, Honey
Bee Nutrition
12-1 p.m. – Lunch, provided
1-4:30 p.m. – Dennis vanEngelsdorp,
Everything Varroa
4:30-5 p.m. – Q & A, Wrap-up


8-8:30 a.m. – Registration, Coffee & Pastries
8:30-10:00 p.m. – John Miller, Honey in CA & ND
10-11:30 p.m. – Andy Card, Honey NE and South
11:30-12:30 p.m. – Lunch, provided
12:30-2 p.m. – Steve Coy, Honey in SE
2:30-4:30 p.m. – Jim Tew, Winter Where You Are
**No Refunds After September 1
Please sign up by October 12 to be sure you get lunch**

Hotels In The Area
Holiday Inn – Akron West
4073 Medina Road, Akron, OH

3180 W. Market St. Akron, OH

Hampton Inn
3073 Eastpointe Dr. Medina

Spitzer House B&B
504 W. Libert St., Medina

Super 8 Motel
5161 Montville Dr., Medina

Quality Inn
1435 S. Carpenter, Brunswick, OH